An XTC fan in the U.K. has launched a petition to convince the BBC to air a new documentary about the band called “This Is Pop” following reports the British television broadcaster has passed on showing Special Treats Productions’ film.
By Saturday afternoon, the Change.org petition had collected more than 1,600 digital signatures.
Last weekend, a 6-minute, 20-second trailer for the film — featuring archival footage of the band and much screen time by frontman Andy Partridge — made its way online, but was removed from YouTube later this past week. It can, however, be seen once again at British digital publisher C21Media’s site.
It’s not clear whether the BBC or Special Treats have said anything publicly about the documentary not being shown, but Partridge has, tweeting that he’d heard “BBC aren’t interested in showing it.”
Just heard re documentary, that BBC aren’t interested in showing it. Ha ha. I knew it. Not famous enough for them.
— XTC (@xtcfans) March 9, 2017
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